The tribunals proposed by the West to investigate the alleged war crimes of the Russian Army in Ukraine will have no legitimacy and will not be accepted by RussiaKremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov said today.
“Regarding the attempts to establish some type of courts, these will not have any legitimacy, we will not accept them and we will condemn them,” he stated in his daily press conference.
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The representative of the Russian Presidency noted that Russiaon the contrary, carries out “an intense and detailed investigation of all the crimes of the kyiv regime.”
“It is a daily job, which is practically carried out hour by hour”, stressed.
peskov stressed the importance of adding to these investigations “The data on the crimes committed by the regime since 2014, to which we have unfortunately not observed a critical reaction from the West.”
The High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, announced this Thursday in Lodz (Poland) that he will promote the creation of a special court to prosecute war crimes in Ukraine.
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Borrell also said that there will be an additional contribution from the EU of 1,000 million euros to support Kiev, in a statement to the media on the sidelines of the 29th ministerial summit of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
The high representative condemned the “violation of the law and the principles of the EU” that the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
To “create a new security order in Europe”, Borrell assured that he will put on the table “first from the EU”, and then from other countries, “the proposal to support the Ukrainian prosecutor’s office” to accumulate evidence of war crimes committed by Russia and the creation of a special court to deal with these crimes.
“Russia is turning winter into a weapon” Borrell stressed, “with the destruction of civilian infrastructure in Ukraine” and “has to pay for its reconstruction.”
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Borrell recalled that the EU has frozen funds from the Central Bank of Russia and from Russian oligarchs, resources that could be used to rebuild Ukraine.
RussiaFor his part, he has denounced the attempts of the West to appropriate Russian sovereign wealth funds with the excuse of the Ukrainian conflict.
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